Sunday, May 27, 2018

Review of Insurance Contract Law Begins

A review of insurance contract law in New Zealand has commenced. Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister, Kris Faafoi, recently released the terms of reference for the review and intends to release an issues paper for...

Fidelity Life Announces Head of People And Culture

Life insurer Fidelity Life has appointed Tanya Hadfield to the role of Head of People and Culture. Hadfield brings more than 20 years’ experience in insurance to the executive leadership team. Hadfield joins Fidelity Life after...

Partners Life Announces New Sponsorship Deal

Partners Life has announced it will sponsor the BODY WORLDS Vital exhibition, opening in Auckland this April.   The internationally acclaimed touring global exhibition reveals the fragility of the human body to visitors through 150 donated...

Strategi Merges With IDS

Independent Development Solutions (IDS), an industry compliance services specialist and adviser training, compliance and consultancy firm Strategi Group are set to merge. The merger comes at a ‘critical time for the financial services sector’ as...

Financial Advice New Zealand Seeks CEO 

The board of Financial Advice New Zealand has announced it is searching for its first CEO. “Given the importance of this role in driving direction and delivering on the key objectives of advocacy, standards and...

AIA Launches Airpoints Bonus Campaign

AIA New Zealand has released a limited-time commission bonus initiative for advisers. For business submitted between 1 February 2018 and 30 April 2018, advisers will receive an additional 20% commission, payable in Air New Zealand...

Rothbury Expands to Nelson 

Committed to its growth strategy, Rothbury Insurance Brokers has set down a permanent presence in Nelson, bringing its total office locations to 18 nationally. With more than 40,000 clients, the expansion will help cater to the...

Financial Advisers Held in High Esteem

Consumers reveal what they think of financial professionals and what they want from them, in a recent study commissioned by the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Of US consumers who have a financial adviser, 77%...

IFSO Scheme Welcomes New Chair

The Insurance & Financial Services Ombudsman Scheme (IFSO) has welcomed new Chair Sue Suckling. Suckling brings 25 years of public and private sector governance to the role and commercial and leadership experience, in sectors including science...

Asteron Life’s Mark Frecklington Killed in Tragic Accident

Mark Frecklington, Asteron Life’s Executive Manager, Life Distribution, died in a motorcycle accident near Taupo on Saturday 20th January 2018. The 65-year-old was critically injured after his motorcycle and a car collided on Whangamata Rd, Kinloch,...